The Write Prescription workshop with Judith Hannan (Fall 2020)

NOTE: We have reached the limit of 10 participants. If you would like to be on the wait list and/or be notified about future workshops, please fill out the form below. Thank you!

The Gold Foundation is delighted to announce that author Judith Hannan is hosting a four-week writing workshop designed for healthcare professionals. View the Gold Human InSight Webinar “The Write Prescription,” which provides an introduction to Ms. Hannan along with a writing prompt.

Ms. Hannanis the author of Motherhood Exaggerated, her memoir of discovery and transformation during her daughter’s cancer treatment and her transition into survival. Her most recent book is The Write Prescription: Telling Your Story to Live With and Beyond Illness.

Healthcare professionals have a special place in Ms. Hannan’s heart. She has heard first-hand the pain of 2020 and the need to process the many deep emotions and experiences.

The four-week workshop will be held on Fridays for 2 hours: noon to 2 p.m. ET on Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Nov. 20.

The workshop will be a special space for exploration, for rummaging in your mind, figuring out what you think and feel, and getting it down on paper. The sessions will include time for prompts and independent writing, followed by sharing. The time together is meant to create a confidential, humanistic space full of positive feedback and encouragement.

The workshop is free and limited to 10 participants. Each participant is expected to attend all four sessions.

NOTE: We have reached the limit of 10 participants. If you would like to be on the wait list and/or be notified about future workshops, please fill out the form below. Thank you!

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Tell us anything you'd like us to know about you. For example, you could share why you are interested in the workshop and where you are on your writing journey. (No writing experience is required - we simply want to learn more about you.)

If you cannot make the Fall 2020 session because of the times, please share with us what times would be better. Would Sunday afternoons ET work? Evenings? Saturdays? A different weekday for an hour at noon? This information will help us shape future courses. Thank you!

Call for videos: Share your story of humanism

You can help us spread our message more now than ever.  You can make a difference now more than ever. We are not asking for money. We are asking for your personal experiences.

As we all are encountering challenging, meaningful times in our lives — involving healthcare and caring for each other — we at the Gold Foundation are gathering some of those personal experiences and sharing them on our website and other posts or sites with our partners — schools, sponsors, supporters.

By sharing those moments of human connection, we can spread and multiply the value of human connection.  We hope you will share and help us.

Here’s how:

  1. Think of a moment when you connected, or you were connected with, in a healthcare situation, in a social situation, in a personal interaction — any time that you feel compassion shined through, that you offered or received or observed.  As a nurse, doctor, EMT, patient, patient’s family, volunteer, employer, employee, neighbor — when our shared humanity made a difference.
  2. Record your “moment” on your cellphone.  Speak directly to the camera.  Speak clearly and slowly.
  3. Please try to keep your story short, only one minute at most because we want to offer many stories on our site. Try saying it out loud for practice. Then, since it’s on your cellphone, you can try it a few times until you’re happy with it.  Do not try to make it perfect.  It is, after all, human.
  4. Out of respect for privacy, don’t include anyone’s name or details other than your own.  (You can just refer to a patient as “the patient” or a person as your friend or relative.) You can say your name at the beginning if you like (Ex: “I’m Lauren Jones, Dean of XYZ School,” or “I’m James, a nurse at a hospital in New Mexico”). We will only include your name if you wish but would like to identify your role — i.e. doctor, nurse, dentist, hospice worker, patient, family member, etc.)
  5. Then upload it below.
  6. We will edit the videos as needed, for length, privacy or other elements.

Together, we can show humanism in action.  We can show the power of humanism at a time when it is most needed. Thank you for being part of this movement!

Upload your video here:

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Each video will be identified by the role of the person speaking. Your name (first name, or full name) is optional. Please share here how you'd like us to identify your video. Thank you!

Here are some examples:

Patient, New York 

Nurse, El Paso, Texas

James, medical student

Lori Smith, nursing school dean

Please include anything else you'd like us to know about your video.

If your video is too large to upload here, please email it or a Google Drive or Dropbox link to balcala@gold-foundation.org. Please note your name and that this is a video submission, so we know it is not spam. Please still submit this form so we have the correct info. Thank you!


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Thank you for sharing your story of humanism in healthcare! 

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